Maggona Beach is on the east coast of Sri Lanka. As you see in pictures, August was not the best season to go. In November or February, the sea has a beautiful blue color and is a paradise. It is a quiet fishing village where you can stop for a few days to rest before or after to visit the interior. We went by train. There is one that goes from Colombo to Galle, and you can get off when you see a beach you like. Leaving, you're better off not waiting for the train as you never know when it will come. It's better to return by bus. The beach is natural with many palm trees to give shade. If you're not a strong swimmer, don't go too far from the shore.